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    • Boardwalk on the Schuylkill

How the "boardwalk' creates new connectivity

It's a glorious fall day and you have a breakfast meeting at 15th and Walnut. But your office is in the University of Pennsylvania Health complex. You usually count on the…

    • An aerial view of Klyde Warren Park (photo credit Kye R. Lee, Dallas News)

Restore Logan Square: a "Big D" leadership challenge for Philadelphia

This article was co-published by PlanPhilly and urban form website this old city A freeway that once hacked through downtown like a meat cleaver now holds 300 trees and a dog…

    • council 9 11 2014

New bills focus on housing affordability, zoning remapping

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson introduced a bill Thursday morning that would extend access to the city’s Longtime Owner Occupants Program (LOOP) to people who live in government-subsidized housing. Previously, the program, which…

    • The Queen Lane Apartments tower, as reflected in the windows of nearby Mt. Moriah Church. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Queen Lane Apartments implosion part of PHA's ongoing citywide initiative [video]

The Sept. 13 demolition of the Queen Lane Apartments will be one in a long line of landscape-changing actions by the Philadelphia Housing Authority to replace an aging, obsolete, affordable-housing design.…

    • Green stormwater management at Nebinger School, Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Water Department

New water department grant program targeting stormwater management on commercial sites may create new type of Philly business

A rain garden. Photo courtesy PWD. As part of a continuing effort to convince commercial property owners to delay the rain that falls on their property from entering an overwhelmed sewer…

    • University City High School

Deal reached on University City High School

Drexel University reached a deal with Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell’s office and several community groups over the zoning of the 14-acre parcel housing the former University City High School Thursday morning. The…

    • Breaking ground on Paseo Verde near Temple University train station

Treasury awards $141 million in tax credits to local development funds

The U.S. Department of Treasury has awarded millions of dollars in New Markets Tax Credits to the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC), The Reinvestment Fund (TRF), and Local Initiatives Support Corporation…

    • Gothic detail atop the old West Philadelphia High School | PlanPhilly

FORUMS POSTPONED: What is the future for Philly’s closed school buildings? An invitation to have input in the process

SCHOOL FORUMS FOR MAY 6 and MAY 12 HAVE BEEN POSTPONED   The Philadelphia School District will continue to repurpose closed buildings for new uses to prevent vacant, outdated buildings from…

    • Reinventing Older Communities

Federal Reserve 2014 Reinventing Older Communities Conference

From start to finish, this is one event you don’t want to miss. The Philadelphia Fed’s Reinventing Older Communities conference, Bridging Growth & Opportunity, will be held Monday, May 12,…

    • A vacant Keystone Opportunity Zone in Brewerytown

Keystone Opportunity Zones not designed to be measured

From where City Controller Alan Butkovitz is sitting, the Keystone Opportunity Zone program in Philadelphia is a major disappointment. Butkovitz released a report earlier this month saying that the program, which…

    • Darrell Clarke

Council President Clarke’s initiative: How to avoid NTI Jr.

The Council President has a plan. He wants the city to support a multi-million dollar bond issue that, combined with other funding, will finance the development of many units of housing…

    • If approved, the pedestrian tunnel will cross beneath 18th Street

Council to vote on Comcast Tower's transit concourse extension [Updated]

Update: The bills described below were adopted unanimously by City Council on Thursday, March 27, 2014. City Council will vote Thursday on legislation that could allow Comcast Corporation and Liberty Property Trust…

    • Philadelphia Gas Works
Eyes on the Street

PGW selling for $1.86 billion [roundup]

Philadelphia Gas Works, the largest municipally owned gas utility in the nation, is ever closer to privatization. Here's a roundup of news related to this big possible sale: The Sale: On…

    • Route 47 in snow, February 13, 2014
Eyes on the Street

Winter 2013-2014 Index

Here's a by-the-numbers look at winter 2013-2014 so far in and around Philly:Updated Feb. 19, 2014WINTER 2013-2014 By the numbers | Create Infographics

    • Bakers Centre update

Repair work and fiscal recovery continues one month after Bakers Centre water-main break

A month after a 48-inch water main ruptured at the new Bakers Centre shopping plaza in East Falls, work continues deep inside the gaping crater in the parking lot. Two neighboring…

    • 1800 block of N. Marston where GLC Group owns 15 properties and was photographed February 22, 2013. (David Swanson / Inquirer Staff Photographer)

City blight unit lauded, decimated

Since 2011, an innovative new anti-blight unit in the city’s Department of Licenses and Inspections has used data and strategic enforcement to prop up property values and speed redevelopment in transitional…

    • Richmond Street detour

Richmond Street detour starts Feb. 3 for replacement of overhead railroad bridge

Operation part of $91 million improvement at I-95/Girard Avenue Interchange Richmond Street will be closed to through traffic and detoured between Lehigh Avenue and Cambria Street in the Port Richmond neighborhood…

    • Hollywood Casino Philadelphia

Penn National makes its Hollywood pitch, faces questions on phasing, charity and market saturation

Penn National Gaming today told the state gaming board their proposed Hollywood Casino would siphon less of its revenue from existing regional casinos than the other four applicants pursuing the remaining…

    • Two freight cars derailed over the Schuylkill River, January 20, 2014 | NBC10
    • Rendering of Comcast Innovation & Technology Center | Foster + Partners

Details on $40 million in state and city grants for new Comcast tower

Comcast’s new Innovation and Technology Center, which the company unveiled yesterday and expects to begin building this summer, is estimated to cost $1.2 billion. Of that, $40 million—around three-and-a-half percent of…

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